Wellness is more than a trip to the doctor or an appointment at the salon to get a massage.
It is no secret that in today's fast-paced world, people are often juggling multiple responsibilities such as work, family and social obligations, which can leave them feeling overwhelmed and stressed.
In times like these, wellness activities are a saving grace and a much-deserved gateway to self-care, stress reduction and fitness for the body and soul.
Lucky for us, the St Regis Goa Resort, alongside the scenic Mobor Beach and the Sal River in South Goa, is the perfect destination for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Located in the coastal town of Cavelossim, this resort offers a range of wellness offerings designed to help unwind and de-stress.
Here is a closer look at some of the wellness activities that you can enjoy at the St Regis Goa Resort.
Singing bowls and gongs have been used for centuries in spiritual practices, meditation and healing rituals.
The sounds produced by these singing bowls and gongs are believed to have a powerful impact on our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being and have therapeutic effects on the body, mind and spirit.
Promoting deep relaxation, stress relief and the elimination of toxins, it works as a valuable tool for enhancing overall health and well-being.
The second way to enter a state of deep relaxation and inner stillness is through the guidance of trained professionals (meditation or yoga instructors) or simply people who have a deep understanding of relaxation techniques and can guide you through them.
The process of guided relaxation often involves techniques such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, visualisation and mindfulness meditation.
These techniques can help you to quieten your restless mind, release physical tension and enter into a state of deep relaxation.
Yoga is an ancient practice that combines physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation to improve overall health and well-being.
While there are various styles of yoga, each with its unique approach to postures, breathing and meditation, some styles of yoga may be more suitable for you than others, depending on your goals and fitness level.
Creative and fitness-inspired yoga practices can be a great way to explore yoga postures in a new and different way.
Incorporating elements of fitness such as core strengthening and grip work into yoga practice, practitioners can experience the benefits of traditional yoga postures while also challenging their bodies in new ways.
Yoga nidra has become popular as a technique for stress reduction, relaxation and better sleep, and is also used as a complementary therapy for various mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
It is believed that yoga nidra can improve sleep quality, reduce stress and alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression.